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The abbots and priors of late medieval and Reformation England, Martin Heale

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The abbots and priors of late medieval and Reformation England
Title
The abbots and priors of late medieval and Reformation England
Statement of responsibility
Martin Heale
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The importance of the medieval abbot needs no particular emphasis. The monastic superiors of late medieval England ruled over thousands of monks and canons, who swore to them vows of obedience; they were prominent figures in royal and church government; and collectively they controlled properties worth around double the Crown's annual ordinary income. Moreover, as guardians of regular observance and the primary interface between their monastery and the wider world, abbots and priors were pivotal to the effective functioning and well-being of the monastic order. The Abbots and Priors of Late Medieval and Reformation England provides the first detailed study of English male monastic superiors, exploring their evolving role and reputation between the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries. Individual chapters examine the election and selection of late medieval monastic heads; the internal functions of the superior as the father of the community; the head of house as administrator; abbatial living standards and modes of display; monastic superiors' public role in service of the Church and Crown; their external relations and reputation; the interaction between monastic heads and the government in Henry VIII's England; the dissolution of the monasteries; and the afterlives of abbots and priors following the suppression of their houses. This study of monastic leadership sheds much valuable light on the religious houses of late medieval and early Tudor England, including their spiritual life, administration, spending priorities, and their multi-faceted relations with the outside world. The Abbots and Priors of Late Medieval and Reformation England also elucidates the crucial part played by monastic superiors in the dramatic events of the 1530s, when many heads surrendered their monasteries into the hands of Henry VIII
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Heale, Martin
Dewey number
271.009420902
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BX2592
LC item number
.H43 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abbots
  • Priories
  • Monasticism and religious orders
  • Monasticism and religious orders
  • England
  • England
Label
The abbots and priors of late medieval and Reformation England, Martin Heale
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-416) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn938360375
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 452 pages
Isbn
9780198702535
Lccn
2016932105
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)938360375
Label
The abbots and priors of late medieval and Reformation England, Martin Heale
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-416) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn938360375
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 452 pages
Isbn
9780198702535
Lccn
2016932105
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)938360375

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